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noun [countable]     shoe pronunciation in British English
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  1. 1
    something that you wear on each foot, usually over socks
    pair of shoes:

    She bought several pairs of shoes.

    1. a.
      [only before noun] relating to shoes, or used for shoes

      shoe polish

      a shoe shop

  2. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    wait for the other shoe to drop to wait for yet another inevitable thing to happen

    When you see things going wrong and expect the other shoe to drop, it probably will.

    Submitted by Boris Marchenko from Russian Federation on 11/05/2017
  3. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    have big shoes to fill to have to work really hard in order to live up to the high standards set by your predecessor in the job

    Whoever replaces Roy is sure to have big shoes to fill.

    Submitted by Boris Marchenko from Russian Federation on 11/05/2017
  4. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    put yourself in someone's shoes to imagine you in someone's position, facing the same situation as the other person.

    What could I have done to solve the problem? Just put yourself in my shoes.

    Submitted by Odair José Galdino from Brazil on 13/06/2016


a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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